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Course Information and Descriptions
CRJ 216
Police Management and Supervision (3-0) 3 Hours
This course analyzes the administration and management of police
operations. An emphasis is placed on the distribution of personnel,
specialized units, communication models, leadership principles,
budgetary issues, management theory, and supervisory techniques
appropriate to law enforcement.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
CRJ 218
Criminal Justice Internship (0-15)
3 Hours
This course is designed to broaden educational experience of
students through appropriate observation of selected criminal justice
agencies to correlate theory with actual practice. Students assigned to
local criminal justice agencies and/or related agencies for a
maximum of 16 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Criminal Justice major with minimum of 30 semester
hours completed and approval of criminal internship coordinator.
CRJ 219
Principles of Criminal Investigation (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is an introduction of criminal investigation procedures;
theory and practice of investigations. An emphasis is placed on
methods of investigation for different types of criminal activity.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Recommended: CRJ 121
CRJ 220
Independent Research (Variable)
1-3 Hours
This course involves independent research and study under the direct
supervision of a faculty member. Subject must be approved by the
assigned faculty member.
Prerequisites: Criminal Justice major and consent of the Criminal
Justice department chair
CRJ 221
Criminal Law (3-0)
3 Hours
This course explores the history and development of the criminal law
as a system of social control. An emphasis is placed on legal
principles and substantive law. Elements of a crime, specific statutes,
and various affirmative defenses are analyzed.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Recommended: CRJ 121
CRJ 222
Criminal Procedural Law (3-0)
3 Hours
This course exposes the student to the field of criminal procedural
law. The course will examine certain civil liberties guaranteed in the
Bill of Rights to the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions and how they
relate to law enforcement procedures of arrest, search and seizure,
and interrogation. An emphasis will be placed on the rulings of the
U.S. Supreme and Federal Appellate Courts as well as on the rulings
of the Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts. Basic rules of evidence
and formal charging will also be discussed.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Recommended: CRJ 121
CRJ 223
Ethics in Criminal Justice (3-0)
3 Hours
This course offers a thorough study of ethical philosophies and their
application to criminal justice practitioners. Aspects of morality,
leadership, ethical reasoning, professional standards, and codes of
ethics will be addressed. Resolution of ethical dilemmas will be also
considered. The practical focus of ethical decision making topics will
center on law enforcement and correctional ethics and will include
Prerequisite: CRJ 121
Recommended: CRJ 122
CRJ 224
Institutional Corrections (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will provide students with exposure to a variety of
perspectives about the operations of the largest and most expensive
component of the American criminal justice system, Institutional
Corrections. Jails and prisons in the United States house more than
two million Americans and continue to grow. This course will help
students gain an understanding of how these systems operate as well
as how they attempt to control the rapid growth in inmate
populations, institutions, staff and expenses.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Recommended: CRJ 124
CRJ 229
Juvenile Delinquency (3-0)
3 Hours
This course examines juvenile delinquency in American society,
including the historical, behavioral, legal, and correctional aspects of
delinquency. Emphasis is placed on the nature and extent of
delinquency in the United States, the traditional theories of
delinquent behavior, and the legal processing of juvenile offenders.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Recommended: CRJ 121
IAI: CRJ 914
CRJ 248
Psychology of the Criminal Mind (3-0)
3 Hours
This course exposes the student to the field of Criminal Psychology.
The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding as to the
origins of criminal behavior and the clinical and social implications
of violent crime. The course will examine the etiology, nature,
assessment, and behavior of individuals who commit crime with an
emphasis on violent crimes. Included in this examination will be the
role of the family and other social factors, media violence, and
genetics. The basic rules of crime scene analysis and processing will
also be discussed.
CRJ 248 and PSY 248 are cross-listed.
Prerequisite: PSY 121 C or better,
Recommended: CRJ 219
CRJ 270
Criminal Justice Assessment Seminar (3-0) 3 Hours
This course is required of all the students completing the associate in
applied science degree (A.A.S) in Criminal Justice. Students will be
assessed as to the knowledge and foundational skills they have
attained in the criminal justice program. Basic skills, thinking skills,
and personal qualities will be evaluated as they relate to criminal
justice occupations. Career development exercises will be conducted.
A comprehensive examination is required.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing
Dance (DNC)
Communication Arts, Humanities and
Fine Arts Division, Room B210, (847) 543-2040
DNC 121 Introduction to Ballet I (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is designed for students interested in the fundamentals of
ballet, whether they are beginning ballet dancers, teachers of theater
movement, returning dancers, or persons interested in dance as a fine
art. It is also designed so that any college student will develop
his/her kinesthetic intelligence (literacy) at the place and experience
of his or her technical background.